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Rolling Stone Features ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Rolling Stone Features ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Rolling Stone has revealed its December 14-28 issue will feature coverage of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Of course, all that starts with the cover, which showcases Rey, front and center, with Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker slightly behind on either side.

Check out the cover below:

The cover reveal also features a lengthy article, including interviews with Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, and director Rian Johnson. You can read the intro below, but beware of possible spoilers if you proceed to read the piece in its entirety.

A long time ago, a grade-schooler got his hands on a spaceship. He followed the assembly instructions as best he could, snapping on the cannons, the landing gear, the tiny interstellar-chess table. Soon enough, Rian Johnson was holding his very own Millennium Falcon. “The first thing I did,” he recalls, “was throw it across the room, to see how it would look flying.” He grins. “And it broke.”

Johnson grew up, went to film school, made some good stuff, including the entertainingly twisted 2012 sci-fi drama Looper. He’s nearly 44 now, though his cherub cheeks and gentle manner make it easy to picture the kid he was (too easy, maybe – he’s trying to grow back a goatee he shaved); even his neatly pressed short-sleeve button-down has a picture-day feel. In late October, he’s sitting in an office suite inside Disney’s Burbank studios that he’s called home for many months, where a whiteboard declares, “We’re working on Star Wars: The Last Jedi (in case you forgot).” Johnson is the film’s writer-director, which means he ended up with the world’s finest collection of replacement toys, including a life-size Falcon set that nearly brought him to tears when he stepped onto it. He treated it all with what sounds like an intriguing mix of reverence and mischief – cast members keep saying nothing was quite what they expected. “I shook up the box a little bit,” he says, with that same grin.

Source: Rolling Stone

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